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Mount Greylock, Adams

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Mount Greylock is the highest natural point in Massachusetts at 3489ft. Its peak is located in the northwest corner of the state in the western part of the town of Adams (near its border with Williamstown) in Berkshire County. Although geologically part of the Taconic Mountains, Mount Greylock is commonly associated with the abutting Berkshire Hills to the east. The mountain is known for its expansive views encompassing five states and the only taiga-boreal forest in the state. A seasonal automobile road (open annually from late May through November 1) climbs to the summit, where stands the iconic 93ft lighthouse-like Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower. A network of hiking trails traverse the mountain, including the 2179mi Appalachian Trail. Mount Greylock State Reservation was created in 1898 as Massachusetts' first public land for the purpose of forest preservation.
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  • August 8, 2017
    I live in Adams, home of Mount Greylock. I drive or ride up at least a few times a year, and the scenery always amazes me. At the top, there is a lodge that you can stay in and eat. You just have to g...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Highest peak in massachussets with some great views. Drive is easy to average . You can either take notch road or rockwell road to reach here. Parking is easy with no fees although there is 1 donation...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    My husband and I drove to the summit with our dogs, and the views were great! As the tallest point in Massachusetts, we were able to see eastward towards the Holyoke Range, northwards into Vermont, an...  more »

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